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The Joys of Genealogy

Reading Time: 6 minutes My father died as we celebrated my 12th birthday. We were a Swedish family, living in Switzerland. My 25-year-old brother was called home from university in America and our younger brother from Sweden. Losing our father changed our roles and shaped a new outlook on life. Later we compared how we perceived our father’s funeral differently: through the eyes of myself […]

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After a Sixty Year Wait, I Found my Long-Lost Cousin and Auschwitz Survivor

Reading Time: 4 minutes Things can change quickly, even in your 60s and beyond. I was surprised how my looming 60th birthday stood tall, faced me and asked, ‘What’s the deepest, most heartfelt thing on your Bucket List?’ For me, it was to explore our family mysteries. I grabbed the chance. It was life-changing. The lesson: Seize the Day! […]